Law: Sherman Antitrust Act 1890 (USA)

Uber, Postmates and Grubhub cannot enforce “infinite” arbitration clause

Uber, Postmates and Grubhub cannot force arbitration against consumers' claims that they conspired with restaurants to fix meal prices, a federal judge in Manhattan has said.

20 March 2023

New plaintiff takes over Jiffy Lube no-poach litigation

A former Jiffy Lube employee can lead a lawsuit challenging the company’s alleged use of no-poach agreements between franchisees after the previous lead plaintiff’s $2 million settlement excluded him, a Philadelphia federal judge has said.

20 March 2023

Nevada home health exec indicted in DOJ’s wage-fixing probe

A federal grand jury has indicted a Nevada healthcare staffing executive on one count of conspiring to fix the wages of Las Vegas nurses.

17 March 2023

$5.6 billion Visa, Mastercard settlement survives

An appellate court has upheld the approval of a $5.6 billion settlement resolving a class-action lawsuit in which 12 million businesses alleged Visa and Mastercard fixed payment processing fees.

17 March 2023

DOJ and Google seek to exclude experts in search case

The Department of Justice and Google are each urging Judge Amit Mehta to narrow the scope of expert testimony that the other hopes to present at trial in September.

15 March 2023

Crabbers accuse Pacific Seafood of illegal monopsonisation

The largest US seafood processor unlawfully gained control of the market for purchasing Dungeness crab in the Pacific Northwest through mergers, exclusive dealing and anticompetitive dumping, a class of independent crab catchers has said.

15 March 2023

Eleventh Circuit rejects Venezuelan president’s bid to intervene in antitrust suit

Venezuela's state-owned oil company cannot advance price-fixing claims in US court because the State Department does not recognise the country’s current government, a federal appellate court has ruled.

15 March 2023

Saudi laws not a discovery shield, PGA Tour says

The Saudi Arabian entity behind LIV Golf cannot hide behind the Kingdom’s laws to avoid subpoenas related to the antitrust litigation it initiated, the PGA Tour has argued.

14 March 2023

DOJ: home healthcare defendants not protected by Maine law

Four at-home healthcare agency owners cannot blame their no-poach conspiracy on confusion over Maine’s health department rules, the Department of Justice has said.

14 March 2023

Text messages suggest home healthcare defendants committed to ‘the agreement’

A witness called by the Department of Justice has testified that he participated in a group text in which four at-home healthcare agency owners “reached an agreement” to fix hourly wages for caregivers.

13 March 2023

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